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Walk 118: Dane End NE Loop

Rolling hills, winding byways, open views

7.2 miles (11.6km)


Scene from Walk 118 at point 9. Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 40

This is a really good walk across the rolling countryside of north-east Hertfordshire following wooded byways, bridleways and footpaths with clear views across open fields. There are one or two paths across fields that can be muddy after being ploughed, in particular the paths between points seven and eight and nine and 10. We recommend you take a compass and map on all our walks. This walk shares a short section with walk 117 in this series.

Directions


Map for Walk 118: Dane End NE Loop Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors Note: There is a larger, more-detailed map embedded at the end of these directions
Map for Walk 118: Dane End NE Loop
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors
Note: There is a larger, more-detailed map embedded at the end of these directions

Park in Dane End. We found a car park on the edge of the village at grid reference TL 33206 21288. It is owned by Little Munden Parish Council who tell me that people using our walks are welcome to park there. The car park is sometimes locked at night but I am told they won't lock it if a car is still there.

Cross the bridge and head E on Little Munden footpath 6 Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Cross the bridge and head E on Little Munden footpath 6
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

1: Head S along Sacombe Road for 170m looking out for a footpath sign on the left. The path is immediately after the last house on the left. Be careful along this stretch because there is no pavement for pedestrians. Turn left, cross the bridge (see image above), keep to the right of the building and head E and uphill on Little Munden footpath 6. 

Head for the post leading to the copse still on Little Munden footpath 6 Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Head for the post leading to the copse still on Little Munden footpath 6
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

2: After 900m you will meet a concrete path. Turn left here, still on Little Munden footpath 6. With Whitehill golf course on your right and the driving range on your left. Continue heading E with woodland on your left and the golf course on your right. At one point the footpath goes between a tee on the left and a green on the right and drops down through a copse (see image above). You continue on Little Munden footpath 6 heading E. 

3: When you reach a lane continue heading E taking Little Munden footpath 6 immediately opposite, cross a footbridge, walk along an elevated wooden walkway, through a gate, over another footbridge and continue heading E until you reach Potter's Green.

4: Turn left on Little Munden footpath 25 and head NE for 500m crossing a field that can be muddy after being ploughed and continue NE heading for a post on the edge of woodland. Continue along a grass track and through two large gates for 670m until you reach a junction in the track.

Great Munden BOAT 37 off Beggerman's Lane Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Great Munden BOAT 37 off Beggerman's Lane
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

5: Turn right on Little Munden BOAT 23 (byway open to all traffic) and head NE for 150m to the junction with Beggerman's Lane. Head E on Beggerman's Lane for 120m looking out for a track on the left (see image above). Take this track, Great Munden BOAT 37 and head N and NE for 670m to Levens Green.

6: When you reach Levens Green turn left on the lane and head NW for 170m looking out for a track on the right. Take this track, Great Munden footpath 34 and head NW for 410m until the track drops down to a gate with a footpath on your left. Ignore this path and continue on Great Munden footpath 34 NW and uphill for 170m until you reach a footpath on your right.

7: Take this path, Great Munden footpath 29 and head E across a field for 240m until you reach a junction with Great Munden footpath 31. Here you turn left and head first NNE then NW on Great Munden footpath 31 for 680m until you reach a lane.  

8: Cross the lane and head NW then W on Great Munden bridleway 13 for 1.7km. Ignore footpaths off to your left and right until you reach Great Munden bridleway 16 on your left just before a pond on your left.

9: Take Great Munden bridleway 16 and head SSE for 120m then follow the track as it swings to the right and heads SW for 100m (on your right is a moat deep in woodland). At the end of the woodland Great Munden bridleway 16 crosses a field that can be muddy if recently ploughed. Continue heading SW across this field for 270m until you reach a footbridge. Cross the footbridge and continue, now heading S, across another field for 120m. Once across the field head SW, still on Great Munden bridleway 16, for 160m until you reach a junction in the track. You continue heading SW, now on Great Munden BOAT 20, which becomes Froggs Hall Lane for 250m until you reach a lane. 

10: Turn left and head SE for 250m looking out for a track on the right opposite Yew Tree House. Turn right here on Little Munden footpath 3 and head SW then SE then SW for 310m until you reach a junction where a footpath joins from the left just after an oak tree. Here you continue heading SW, now on Little Munden footpath 2, for 880m until you reach Green End.

Little Munden footpath 5 mentioned in point 11 below Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Little Munden footpath 5 mentioned in point 11 below
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

11: Turn left on the lane at Green End and head S for 90m before the lane turns to the right and heads WSW for 230m to a footpath on the left just after a bend in the road (see image above). Take this path, Little Munden footpath 5, and head SSE and SE for 600m to a footpath junction. 

12: Continue heading S, now on Little Munden footpath 14 for 420m until you reach a junction with Little Munden footpath 1 where you turn right. Follow the path S for 160m through the houses, and emerge on Munden Road, Dane End. Turn right and head back to where you parked the car.

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